• I. Flores-Colen, M. Pedroso, A. Soares, M. Gomes, N. Ramos, J. Maia, R. Sousa, H. Sousa, L. Silva
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In this paper, two aerogel-based renders are characterized based on in-situ testing of walls prototypes. The in-situ tests to assess the mechanical performance are: pull-off, [...]

  • J. Janicka, J. Rapiński, W. Błaszczak-Bąk, C. Suchocki
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Building structures are exposed to the impact of various forces and natural phenomena. Earthquakes, heavy rains, displacements of land surrounding the building can have a [...]

  • W. Blaszczak-Bak, J. Janicka
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Structural changes taking place in buildings and structures due to the passage of time are a normal phenomenon. However, the building objects are also adversely affected by [...]

  • M. Nakajima, D. Masueda, S. Hokoi, T. Matsushita
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Discoloration of building facades due to airborne algae is observed in our surroundings. The growth conditions of these algae are not fully clear yet, and efficient preventive [...]

  • M. Bednarczyk, T. Templin
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The use of mobile devices such as smartphones still increases over last years. Smartphone hardware capabilities are comparable with average personal computers. Thanks to the [...]

  • W. Lin, A. Cheng, W. Yeih, K. Korniejenko, M. Hebda, M. Łach
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study explores the permeability of the partial replacement of cement using ultra-fine reactive fly ash (URFA) and silica fume. URFA is an industrial by-product from thermal [...]

  • J. Korytárová, V. Hromádka, M. Marek, S. Pelčák, J. Rouzek
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The article deals with the analysis of background resources for the evaluation of socioeconomic impact methodology elaboration of the territory development in the field of [...]

  • D. Kayll, M. Defo, T. Moore, M. Lacasse
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    It was determined that the ability to assess the required performance of an air barrier assembly could now be supported using modern computational hygrothermal simulation [...]

  • M. Alhajj, G. Villain, S. Bourguignon, S. Lopes
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Concrete is a construction material that is well known for its durability. However, it is exposed to environmental attacks that lead to the penetration of aggressive agents [...]

  • Y. Mikako, S. Masamitsu, I. Kei-ichi, K. Chizuru, O. Akiko
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Timber has been widely adopted as a global structural material. However, timber sometimes deteriorates due to various factors such as termite infestation, which may reduce [...]

  • L. Tambara, M. Cheriaf, J. Rocha
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study explores the behavior of blended mortars of low reactive bottom ashes (BA) and ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in an alkaline solution. Mortar mixtures incorporating [...]

  • M. Manca, Z. Prochazkova, U. Berardi, L. Alfaro, F. Pich-Aguilera
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The awareness of the environmental impact of buildings during their entire whole life cycle has seen a growing interest in recent years. In fact, as buildings become more [...]

  • S. Fantucci, E. Fenoglio, V. Serra
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Thermal insulating plasters and renders are becoming a popular solution for the energy retrofit of existing and historic buildings because of their suitability/compatibility [...]

  • R. Bucoń, A. Czarnigowska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    One of the design team‘s tasks is assuring that their project has a low negative impact on the environment. This comes from regulations as well as expectations of direct [...]

  • M. Matar, S. Frazier, W. Srubar
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Ice is one of the few substances on Earth that expands when it freezes. Consequently, this phase change causes damage to porous cementitious materials that absorb water and [...]

  • K. Paine, B. Reeksting, H. Taha, S. Gebhard
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Material degradation of our civil infrastructure is inevitable, and regular maintenance is required to mitigate against failure during the service-life. However, understanding [...]

  • K. Hrabová, B. Teplý, T. Vymazal
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The structural design of concrete structures has to result in qualities ensuring ordinary structural safety and serviceability, together with durability. Recently, it has [...]

  • K. Gradeci, A. Nocente, N. Labonnote, P. Rüther
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Mould growth is a biodeterioration phenomenon that jeopardizes the integrity, functionality and durability of building envelopes. The performance to withstand biodeterioration [...]

  • I. Yang, J. Park, H. Jung
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Thermal conductivity plays a significant role in efficient energy usage, especially in the construction field. Low thermal conductivity is preferable because lower thermal [...]

  • V. Ortega-López, V. Revilla-Cuesta, A. Santamaria, A. Espinosa, J. Fuente-Alonso, J. Chica
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The construction sector is clearly one of the most pollutant at a global level and its consumption of natural resources is also enormous. Over recent years, heightened awareness [...]

  • T. Tsuchimoto, S. Takahashi, H. Sumikura, T. Nakagawa
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The inspection of the used house which is necessary to be evaluated is carried out without removal of the interior or exterior finishing materials. However, where the interior [...]

  • E. Rodrigues
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Concrete is the main material used in the construction industry not only for the ability to produce infinite variety of shapes for precast forms and for its characteristics [...]

  • M. Etxeberria, F. Alvarez
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper deals with the evaluation of the influence of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) and the employment of high volume of fly ash (FA) on the physical, mechanical and [...]

  • N. Jajac
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Planning of maintenance activities (an integral approach) on ever growing system such as urban road infrastructure requires decision makers to take into account large number [...]

  • T. Szkuta, M. Wesołowska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Mineral surfaces are an integral part of bituminous roofing felt. Their task is to protect less resistant elements from the destructive effects of the environment. Since the [...]

  • A. Aydogan
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    After the oil crisis, all the commercial and residential buildings were designed with tightly sealed envelopes to minimize the air leakage through the building to save energy. [...]

  • S. Petruseva, V. Pancovska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In the last three decades the soft computing methods were used by the research community in almost every branch of construction, providing successful and convenient solutions [...]

  • S. Soudian, U. Berardi, N. Laschuk
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The exterior finish layer in building facades is exposed to considerable environmental loads, which can reduce the service life of the materials, increasing the need for replacement. [...]

  • S. Linden, N. Bossche
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    During a rain event, most of the raindrops reaching the facade either splash back or run off the exterior surface of the facade. However, it is evident that also a portion [...]

  • C. Perez, C. Lors, B. Erable
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Anaerobic digestion is a renewable energy production process based on the fermentation of biodegradable biomass. The industrial digesters are usually made of cementitious [...]

  • B. Reich, H. Ge, J. Wang
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Vapor diffusion ports (VDP) that are drilled in the exterior sheathing of wood-frame walls are commonly used in wood-frame construction in the coastal region of British Columbia [...]

  • Y. Hosshin, S. Ishihara, K. Tanaka
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Polyurethane waterproofing membranes are constructed at building sites by applying liquid material to substrate. The membrane thickness is related to the durability of the [...]

  • M. Nicolella, C. Scognamillo, F. Vitale
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The building sector is responsible for the introduction of about 40% of the waste in the environment (60 Mtons per year in Italy), with serious consequences for our future. [...]

  • V. Trincal, V. Benavent, H. Lahalle, G. Samson, C. Patapy, Y. Jainin, M. Cyr
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Alkali-activated materials (AAM) are now seriously considered by the cement industry as an economical alternative to Portland cement, especially for its low CO2 footprint. [...]

  • K. Yamashita, H. Miyauchi, A. Ito, T. Soeta, T. Nakashima
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    A compact fatigue testing machine to quantitatively evaluate the effects of this complex degradation of sealants and the load change of the sealant under dynamic fatigue has [...]

  • K. Sato, T. Saito, T. Saeki
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The expansion of cement paste can occur as a result of secondary ettringite formation due to attack by sulfates. It has been proposed that this expansion is affected by coexisting [...]

  • E. Laycock, D. Jefferson, S. Hetherington
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The Palace of Westminster, commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, serves as the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords and is situated on the north [...]

  • A. Martínez-Ibernón, J. Gandía-Romero, I. Gasch, M. Valcuende
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The monitoring of reinforced concrete structures allows us to detect the presence of aggressive agents into of the concrete matrix, on site and in a real time. These aggressive [...]

  • M. Linek
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This work present to the mathematical model in the form of ANN, intended for projecting concrete compressive strength. Input data was classified according to the type of component [...]

  • R. Bucoń, A. Czarnigowska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    One of the design team’s tasks is assuring that their project has a low negative impact on the environment. This comes from regulations as well as expectations of direct [...]

  • T. Watanabe, H. Fujiwara, M. Maruoka, K. Satori
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The proportion of electricity generated by coal-fired thermal power plants has been rising in Japan as a result of the nuclear plant accident caused by the Great East Japan [...]

  • I. Torres, I. Colen, D. Silveira, R. Pinto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The most commonly used wall coverings are still, undoubtedly, plasters and renders, whether lime-based or cement-based, whether traditional and prepared in-situ or pre-dosed. [...]

  • M. Michałowska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Light Detection and Ranging, as an active Remote Sensing Technology, enables gathering accurate, three-dimensional point cloud of scanned objects. Laser scanning might be [...]

  • A. Tanifuji, T. Ishida, R. Kitagaki
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Polyurethane composite coatings are frequently applied to strengthen the barrier properties of various construction materials such as wood, metal and concrete. The changes [...]

  • T. Fumoto, M. Abuku, S. Hall
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The purpose of this study was to clarify the internal change of concrete structures during drying. Therefore, we used X-ray CT to investigate water content and volume changes [...]

  • M. Junginger, M. Defo, T. Moore, M. Lacasse, V. John
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Due to climate change, higher temperatures and rainfalls are expected to happen in some areas of Canada, which might increase the climate loads on buildings and lead to premature [...]

  • C. Aggarwal, M. Defo, T. Moore, M. Lacasse, S. Sahyoun, H. Ge
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Hygrothermal simulations are necessary to permit analyzing moisture performance when designing building envelopes. Owing to the high computing time and cost of the long term [...]

  • T. Ide, H. Hamasaki, Y. Soga
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In this paper, we discussed the concept for appropriate repair period for finishing materials of reinforced concrete structures. We investigated the actual building repair [...]

  • M. Sletnes, S. Frank
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Adhesive tapes are used extensively in both new buildings and renovation projects in order to achieve airtight building envelopes and energy efficient buildings. It is important [...]

  • F. Faleschini, M. Zanini, K. Toska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Sustainability in the construction industry is becoming everyday more a major issue in todays world. To accomplish sustainability goals, adopted also by the Agenda 2030 of [...]

  • K. Matsuzawa, O. Senbu, K. Imamoto, C. Kiyohara, K. Etchuya, K. Nemoto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    A model building made out of concrete block specimens whose surfaces were coated with various finishing materials was constructed for the outdoor exposure test. After 30 years [...]

  • E. Suttie, C. Brischke, E. Hansson, S. Fortino, J. Sandak, M. Kutnik, G. Alfredsen, C. Lucas, E. Vieillemard
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper introduces the ForestValue research project CLICKdesign – delivering fingertip knowledge to enable service life performance specification of wood. The consortium [...]

  • A. Oliveira, O. Cascudo, A. Castro
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The environment in which the concrete structure is inserted has a great influence on its durability and its service life. Thus, the present work aims to study of the performance [...]

  • C. Tengberg, C. Hagentoft
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    New technical solutions are introduced at a fast pace in the Swedish construction industry, mainly driven by issues concerning costs and productivity. These new technical [...]

  • T. Błaszczyńsk, A. Łowińska-Kluge
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The presented article describes a case of damage to concrete in the aquatic supports of a hydraulic ash removal bridge in a power plant. Carrying out an assessment of the [...]

  • E. Plebankiewicz, K. Zima, D. Wieczorek
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Buildings absorb energy at every stage of the life cycle. The paper analyses the phases of the life cycle of an office building indicating the possibilities of reducing energy [...]

  • X. Xiang, M. Fekri
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Saline intrusion is a critical issue in building material because of the severe damages caused by the salt precipitation/dissolution process, especially for the porous material, [...]

  • S. Sahyoun, H. Ge, C. Aggarwal, M. Defo, T. Moore
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Hygrothermal simulations are commonly used to evaluate the moisture damage risk of building envelopes over the long-term. For such assessment to be accurate, a proper selection [...]

  • A. Ostańska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Modernizing multi-family residential estates in operation for about 40 years is a multifaceted and complex process. In Poland, these assets cannot be considered "degraded" [...]

  • F. Schmoeller, M. Lima, S. Silva
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Reinforced concrete structures are commonly used in civil engineering. However, the number of deteriorations in these structures is increasing, especially problems related [...]

  • P. Johansson, P. Wahlgren
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Many brick buildings in Sweden today face a large need for renovation measures to prolong their service life and make other uses possible. Conventional thermal insulation [...]

  • H. Saito, M. Miyamura
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Rainwater entry and penetration through a waterproofing layer, such as external finishing and sheathing membrane, should be avoided to prevent moisture damage to a wooden [...]

  • J. García-González, P. Lemos, A. Pereira, J. Pozo, M. Guerra-Romero, A. Juan-Valdés, P. Faria
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Nowadays the sustainability and safety requirements of structures inspire the study of new self-healing materials and preventive repair methods on cementitious elements. To [...]

  • M. Tezer, Z. Bundur
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Factors affecting durability of concrete structures are generally associated with each other. Due to its brittle nature, concrete can crack under stress and these cracks are [...]

  • J. Frick, N. Sakiyama, M. Stipetic, H. Garrecht
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Within the framework of the European project Wall-ACE a large-scale laboratory test (EOTA-Wall Test) was performed. Additional a test field in Switzerland was equipped with [...]

  • K. Etchuya, K. Imamoto, C. Kiyohara
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In this paper, authors propose a method to predict deterioration of exterior finishes using Markov Chain Model based on field survey results on cracks of exterior finishes [...]

  • H. Nguyen, K. Imamoto, C. Kiyohara
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In recent years, many projects have been carried out to enhance the durability of concrete structure from the influence of cracks. Generally, managing cracks should be a rather [...]

  • M. Steeman, N. Bossche, K. Calle
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Wood frame construction is the most widespread building method. In Belgium the number of wood frame buildings has grown in the last years: in 2018 over 10% of all new built [...]

  • V. Hromádka, J. Korytárová, E. Vítková, T. Funk, H. Seelmann
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Evaluation of the economic efficiency of investment projects in transport infrastructure in the Czech Republic is methodically based on the Departmental Methodology of the [...]

  • G. Borsoi, J. Parracha, P. Caiado, I. Flores-Colen, A. Dionísio, R. Veiga
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) contribute significantly to building energy efficiency by increasing thermal insulation, correcting thermal bridges and [...]

  • A. Emparanza, C. Morales, J. Palacios, F. Caso, A. Nanni
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    There is a continued process to implement innovative materials to enhance the sustainability and durability of the built infrastructure. Technologies developed over the last [...]

  • H. Anysz, A. Foremny
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The road construction sector is a specific part of the construction industry. It happens very rarely that a section of a road is financed also by a private entity. The other [...]

  • C. Thiel, V. Lomakovych, C. Gehlen
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the construction sector is increasingly using clinker-reduced concretes. Concrete with high amounts of ground granulated blast [...]

  • A. Santamaria, M. Skaf, V. Lopez, E. Briz, J. José, J. González
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The structure of self-compacting concretes containing electric arc-furnace slag, their mechanical behavior, and their durability are all studied in an extensive experimental [...]

  • M. Junginger, M. Resende, L. Oliveira, V. John
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The use of light steel frame and wood frame in Brazil is still recent, hence there is little information about the durability of these technologies applied in Brazilian climate [...]

  • K. Goulouti, P. Padey, A. Galimshina, G. Habert, S. Lasvaux
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper presents a systematic way to consider the uncertainties of the building elements‘service lives within a stochastic framework, by defining the corresponding probability [...]

  • J. Werder, P. Fontana, J. Hoppe, S. Bilgin, B. Meng
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In the framework of the European project H-House various concrete façade elements were developed with the aim to ensure a long service life by combining a very durable [...]

  • J. Lliso-Ferrando, J. Zamora, R. Bataller, J. Soto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Corrosion of steel embedded in reinforced concrete is the phenomena that most affects the durability of this type of structures. The control and analysis of the rebars can [...]

  • H. Sakata, K. Sato, S. Saito
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The purpose of the present study is to evaluate pore structure of hardened cement paste immersed in sodium sulfate solutions and to experimentally examine the relation between [...]

  • S. Ishihara, H. Miyauchi, A. Ito, K. Tanaka
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The sealant that fills the joints of an exterior walls of building is subjected to weather loads, such as sunlight, ambient temperature, and rain, as well as a movement of [...]

  • E. Bernat-Maso, M. Lis, L. Mercedes, L. Gil
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) have been widely used to strengthened construction structural elements in the last years because of their mechanical pros. However, the durability [...]

  • S. Tronsli, S. Samarakoon, R. Ratnayake
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Visual inspection forms the basis of the inspection planning process for concrete bridges. The authority responsible for bridge inspection maintains a database to record past [...]

  • A. Benidir, M. Mahdad, A. Brara
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The present work deals with a unique in-service valuation of CSEB structures in Algeria. The inspection tries to bring out the impact of long time exposure under different [...]

  • F. Ong, M. Myers, T. Vickers, J. Atienza, L. Ko, P. Seiler
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) is a major concrete durability problem. The occurrence of ASR results in significant maintenance and reconstruction costs to concrete infrastructures [...]

  • D. Bozsaky
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In the 21st century, global climate change and the high level of fossil energy consumption have introduced changes affecting all sectors of the economy, including the building [...]

  • A. Silva, A. Prieto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The service life of buildings and components is extremely difficult to model and predict, mainly due to the uncertainty and variability associated with the degradation phenomena. [...]

  • M. Sivo, D. Ladiana, F. Novi, C. Salvatori
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study was developed at the Department of Architecture of Pescara and Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction Engineering of the University of Pisa as [...]

  • R. Fabregà, J. Mestre, P. Arias
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This contribution presents previous results of a study carried out with the aim of achieving better results in the restoration processes by replacing the tiles of an exterior [...]

  • K. Su, K. Imamoto, T. Noguchi, M. Kanematsu, H. Hamasaki, K. Teranishi, C. Kiyohara, M. Yamada
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper is a report on the investigation results of the Former Shime Mining Office Vertical Derrick, which was built in 1943 and was 75 years old at the time of the investigation. [...]

  • N. Kokulu
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Deterioration of the facade materials of a building and its importance are topics that are not getting the attention that they deserve and need. If a material can’t meet [...]

  • F. Gonçalves, L. Alves, A. Haddad, E. Vazquez
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The so-called works of special arts, are constructions of high complexities that allow the advancement of widening gaps and overcoming obstacles previously unthinkable. With [...]

  • C. Tedeschi, E. Garavaglia
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The durability of concrete depends not only on the composition of the material and its resulting porosity, but also on the environmental conditions. Contact between concrete [...]

  • J. Acker, X. Jiang, J. Bulcke
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    During the second half of last century the forestry-wood chain has evolved and today ecosystem services in a sustainability framework are important. Forests are intended to [...]

  • A. Dalalbashi, B. Ghiassi, D. Oliveira
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Textile-reinforced mortar (TRM) composites have received extensive attention as a sustainable solution for seismic strengthening of masonry and historical structures. This [...]

  • Y. Tanaka, T. Nishida
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    It is beneficial to understand damage conditions of RC structural members by non-destructive methods. In this study, K-means clustering method was applied to the AE wave data [...]

  • M. Azzalin, M. Lauria
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The paper deals with the first results of the activities of BIG Building Innovative Governance srl, Academic Spin-Off and Innovative Start Up, which provides smart services [...]

  • F. Cecconi, G. Cocchetti, A. Cornaggia, T. Villa
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Climate change and the request for better assets’ energy performances are forcing the construction sector towards passive or even active buildings: assets with a positive [...]

  • M. Kutnik, M. Gabillé, M. Montibus
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    . Most of European native wood species used outdoors are expected to last less than 10 years if left untreated and exposed to severe environmental conditions such as high [...]

  • I. Palomar, G. Barluenga, H. Varela, J. Puentes, Á. Rodríguez
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) is an effective, reliable and safer technology to cast-inplace concrete structures. However, the large amount of paste required to achieve its [...]

  • J. Gallias, B. Fiorio, Y. Tong, M. Benaissa
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The aim of this work is to better understand the influence of drying conditions and moisture content of concrete on the carbonation kinetics during accelerated tests. Cylindrical [...]